How much weight have you REALLY lost??!!

Bette B.
on 7/6/06 7:09 pm
I post this every once in a while, just for fun, and the posting about the 44 sticks of butter reminded me of it. In case you need perspective on how much you have lost, consider the following: A loss of = the equivalent of: 1 pound =a Guinea Pig 1.5 pounds =a dozen Krispy Kreme glazed donuts 2 pounds =a rack of baby back ribs 3 pounds =an average human brain 4 pounds =an ostrich egg 5 pounds =a Chihuahua 6 pounds =a human skin 7.5 pounds =an average newborn 8 pounds =a human head 10 pounds =amount of chemical additives an American consumes each year 11 pounds =an average housecat 12 pounds =a Bald Eagle 15 pounds =10 dozen large eggs 16 pounds =a sperm whale’s brain 20 pounds =an automobile tire 23 pounds =amount of pizza an average American eats in a year 24 pounds =a 3-gallon tub of super premium ice cream 25 pounds =an average 2 year old 30 pounds =amount of cheese an average American eats in a year 33 pounds =a cinder block 36 pounds =a mid-size microwave 40 pounds =a 5-gallon bottle of water or an average human leg 44 pounds =an elephant’s heart 50 pounds =a small bale of hay 55 pounds =a 5000 BTU air conditioner 60 pounds =an elephant’s penis 66 pounds =amount of fats and oils an average American eats in a year 70 pounds =an Irish Setter 77 pounds =a gold brick 80 pounds =the World’s Largest Ball of Tape 90 pounds =a newborn calf 100 pounds =a 2 month old horse 111 pounds =amount of red meat an average American eats in a year 117 pounds =an average fashion model (and she’s 5’11”!) 118 pounds =the complete Encyclopedia Britannica 120 pounds =amount of trash you throw away in a month 130 pounds =a newborn giraffe 138 pounds =amount of potatoes an average American eats in a year 140 pounds =amount of refined sugar an average American eats in a year 144 pounds =an average adult woman (and she’s 5’4”) 150 pounds =the complete Oxford English Dictionary 187 pounds =an average adult man 200 pounds =2 Bloodhounds 235 pounds =Arnold Schwarzenegger 300 pounds =an average football lineman 400 pounds =a Welsh pony You can "mix and match" for maximum fun. For example, a loss of 128 pounds means you’ve lost “almost a newborn giraffe”, or: (10) dozen large eggs (4) dozen Krispy Kreme glazed donuts (2) Chihuahuas (2) Guinea pigs ****lephant penis (1) average 2-year-old (1) human head (1) rack baby back ribs Me? I've lost 4 bales of hay and 2 average housecats. Bette
Biggestfitz
on 7/6/06 7:12 pm - kansas city, KS
I'm down one Austrian weightlifter turned governor. It's kind of scary when you think of it that way. Fitz
Kimmy W.
on 7/6/06 7:19 pm - Shreveport, LA
Lap Band on 08/30/05 with
Hey I have lost somewhere between the elelphant penis and an Irish Setter! SCARY!!!
BETTY BOOP
on 7/6/06 7:37 pm - LAWRENCEVILLE, GA
Lap Band on 07/11/06 with
I've lost a human head and a guinea pig since I started my pre-op diet.
(deactivated member)
on 7/6/06 7:36 pm - Aberdeen, WA
I'm closing in on "AHH-NOLLDD"
Lynn B
on 7/6/06 7:43 pm
Hey I'm down 3 - 2 year olds and a house cat holding a rack of ribs. Pretty cool when you try to think about actually carrying around 3 - 2 year olds (1 isnt fun - 3 is impossible). Great post! Lynn Banded 9/12/05 300/212/140
(deactivated member)
on 7/6/06 7:47 pm - Conway, AR
Lap Band on 03/27/06 with
An elephant's penis is bigger than an air conditioner? Damn... Oh...a 5000 BTU air conditioner!
Frances S.
on 7/6/06 7:50 pm - Zachary, LA
*and* hugging my AC unit
Frances S.
on 7/6/06 7:55 pm - Zachary, LA
I sooo needed this, Bette. Thanks for the giggles. I'm about 10 dozen eggs shy of a 2 month old horse. What I really want is an average adult man Onward! Frances who weighs an elephant penis?
WannaSew
on 7/6/06 8:36 pm - Dandridge, TN
Lap Band on 05/31/05 with
Hey all... I have lost the amount of an Irish Setter and a bald eagle...now that is a STRANGE combo...like if that Irish Setter is setting there next to a bald eagle...I wouldn't have to worry about the weight of a bald eagle...the Irish setter would certainly make fast work of it..... blessings, Debbi
bklynlisar
on 7/6/06 8:53 pm - Brooklyn, NY
woohoo a 2 month old horse & an average 2 yr old and one chihuahua bette lisa r 300/170/150
bluek
on 7/6/06 9:21 pm - Austin, TX
what a great post - really made me think about it! I thought the 8lbs I've lost in one week post-op seemed like nothing, but realizing it's a human head seems amazing!! Did you know there is a lawyer here in Austin named Betty Blackwell? I see her commercials on late night TV here all the time, so I laughed when I saw your name! thanks for the laughs
Stephanie F.
on 7/6/06 9:25 pm - New York, NY
Lap Band on 06/27/06 with
a little shy of a dozen eggs...although I don't get it...10 eggs isn't even a pound in the package...how does that equal 15 pounds..dinosaur eggs or what?
Lynn B
on 7/7/06 6:58 pm
10 - dozen eggs (for a total of 120 eggs!) Thats one big omelette
MARCIAM
on 7/6/06 9:29 pm - Sayville, NY
I JUST LOVE THIS!!! I lost a small bale of hay and my DH lost a 2 month old horse to eat it! Marcia
walmartians
on 7/6/06 9:43 pm - Muncie, IN
Lap Band on 03/06/06 with
Great! I have lost a 5000 BTU a/c! Yippeee
Denise O.
on 7/6/06 10:28 pm - Castle Rock, WA
I've lost a human skin, which sounds really gross, so I'll call it a rack of baby back rids and an ostrich egg. Either way, I've done this pre-op on the yummy liquid protein diet. It will all be worth it in the end...It will all be worth it in the end...It will all be worth it in the end...It will all be worth it in the end. Denise
Kate -True Brit
on 7/7/06 8:27 am - UK
Bette - i love it!! I've lost a car tire and a brain! I have printed this out and will keep on looking at it. Thanks, kate